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assad. >> the company says it is being irreparably harmed by the compensation claims. david beck and announces this will be his last season. the superstar is calling it quits. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. have chemical weapons been used in syria? that is the question being asked. the bbc team has become the first western journalists to reach the site of the attack. this report contains distressing
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images. syria hangs heavy with tales of appalling violence, massacre, and abuse. the alleged chemical attacks across a red line and raise the specter of military intervention. on the twenty ninth of april, they came under attack about 5 miles in that direction. using testimony in a video taken on the day, we tried to piece together what happened. the filming started at this vantage point as the artillery shells landed on the other side of the building. a day that ended in a chemical weapon attack. >> he says he was taken. verify these images, but the video you're going to see are taken on the same day by
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different people. and helicopter was bought at high above the town. helicopter was seen high above the town. shortly after they landed, casualties started to arrive. amended,ple were apparently with similar symptoms. they appear to be vomiting with breathing problems. , relativesffected claimed a device landed in her garden. they show her unconscious with conscripted pupils. doctors claim she had signs of exposure to chemical agents. she died later that day.
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her daughter lives nearby. her tongue appears this than did and she is frothing at the mouth. like the most of the victims, others were on the scene and said they had to be treated. they suffered respiratory problems and appeared to have conscripted pupils. muhammed is the eldest son and said he tried to help his mother when she collapsed. >> it was a horrible, suffocating smell. your body would become really you were you felt like dead. you couldn't even see. i couldn't see anything for a three-year four days. three or four days. >> he shows us wear the devices
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said to have landed. -- where the device is said to have landed. test results are pending. a british chemical experts as there is strong but incomplete evidence that a nerve agent was used. for patients were brought to the hospital near the border. through aput decontamination and were given entropy to treat symptoms. it was too late for marion. >> the symptoms that she displayed all correspond to poison gas exposure. the often match phosphate poisoning. one of the main derivatives the sarin gas. -- was sarin gas. >> mohammed lives in a tent outside town.
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for people like him, the real issue is and how people are killed, it is death itself. what they say is the indifference of the world to their plight. >> a press conference today with the turkish prime minister, president obama says there is evidence of chemical weapon used in syria, but that more specific information is still necessary. >> the use of chemical weapons are something that the civilized world has recognized should be out of bounds. as we gather more evidence and work together, my intention is to make sure that we are presenting everything we know to the international community as a or mechanismreason for the international community
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to put the pressure on them. >> before we look to the options, i wanted to get your reaction to the video. how much can we tell? ces incomplete evidence and thesemas cannot be verified. but they are disturbing and we need to know more. >> you know how hard it is to get intelligence on this kind of thing. it was an example of flawed intelligence. the more can be done by international community to find out whether the regime has crossed the red line? >> getting information on the ground. remember in iraq, how much emphasis we put on inspectors
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back into iraq. greatly onbenefit people having a look on the ground water is inspectors, the international red cross, and somebody that can get a close-up down to earth real-life love at what is happening. >> the regime says they don't want inspectors. you can't just leave this to the assembly, and the council has through -- as to require them to accept inspectors. in some kind of political road map. it requires a consensus within the international community, especially between ourselves and the other members of the security council. >> they said they will not be under pressure, and they want to be put against the regime.
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while're waiting for the possibility they will be on board, what are the options? the president's language, he the u.s. would act -- would not act unilaterally. they will be seeing each other again tonight and have to talk the situation through thoroughly because turkey is a major stakeholder. theave to keep working russia aspect of this. it requires intensive diplomacy. >> it clearly hangs over what we decide to do about syria. is there rest that they go too far in the other direction while 70,000 people are being
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killed? there is evidence they are used at one side or the other? >> as it swung too far? we must avoid it happening. we can develop as good as possible intelligence. we can persuade others to join us. and we believe moscow is satisfied the united states and secretary kerry went over to visit. the bilateral relationship they the betterto see, the chance we might ultimately
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reach a mine. >> as the battle continues in it has targeted mainly shi'ah saturday. from the iraqi capital, we have this report. >> the bonds just keep coming. the last 24 hours have been horrific. partslosions in different of baghdad in the space of an hour. hadany places that have been clear away the debris and mourn the dead. in dodge the bomber himself is
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in the car packed with explosives into damaged this market place and also this building. you can see the damage it has done. six people were killed and many more injured. >> dozens have died across the city and the hospitals take wave after wave of the injured. why is this happening now? the government says the world forgot about their country to assumed that they blame the situation across the border in syria. this group of people thought it was their own the shia and sunni leaders. as long as they keep fighting for position and power, the explosions will keep happening. violencecome the worst in iraq for years. once again, talk of civil war and even the breakup of the
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country is being discussed and feared. >> the effects of syria already being felt right around that region. and 13 servicemen civilians have been killed in a suicide attack in kabul. convoy duringa the morning rush-hour. the islamic militant group is allied to the taliban. vernment li go authorized a new jewish settlements. there were previously ordered to be demolished. the palestinian officials described the move as a slap in the face for peace efforts. has been for years since the biggest oil spill in the history of america.
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bp says it can be irreparably harmed by the huge amounts it is still paying out. they are trying to persuade the american government to intervene. >> deepwater horizon explosion and oil spill, tragic fatalities in one of the worst environmental disasters ever. and an economic calamity that make their living out of the sea or from tourists on beaches. here in louisiana, a new industry is being created by lawyers encouraging companies to make multimillion-dollar claims against the british oil company, taking a advantage of the house -- t and an in- settlements. there are painstakingly nursing this giant back to
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health, but all that good work will be put in jeopardy by the colossal sums they are paying out to businesses in the gulf coast reason -- a region that claim to have been damaged by the debacle including billions of dollars handed out to businesses that they say they deserve to pay. >> plenty of attorneys, it was sort of a no-brainer that we had to take a look. we did not expect to see that and it is sort of a surprise. >> a local lawyer. he is taking on cases like local fishermen.
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>> and they're not competing against one another for a limited pool of money. >> and their profit actually rose. the construction company admitted the calculations have been wrong. >> i want to major the right thing is done and the right thing for me to do according to court orders, to do that, it is my job to make sure the disagreement is implemented as written. >> it now threatens to drag down
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enormous a british company with multibillion-dollar compensation claims. notp not happy but still particularly popular here in america. taken to the sky again 70 years after these british bombers carried out the raid with one of the few surviving heir man looking back in that order of mystery. the cyclone has been crossing the country's southern coast leaving low-lying areas flooded. on those thats have been forced to flee. the this is a public library that is still under construction.
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has a proper role which means it can withstand high speed wind and offer protection against heavy rain which is why everyone is being brought in here. >> whenever they could get their hands on, any possession. some of them did not even realize how long they would be staying here. storyady has a remarkable because this isn't a cyclone. home is by the sea. i used to live on an island but i was the victim of the 1991 cyclone. i was feared to take shelter. they can see for themselves if any damage has been caused to their property. floodingports of heavy in some damage to property
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damage and villages. it'll take awhile the full these bits of information together before we can see the impact on the people of bangladesh. here in the united states, six people have been killed and four more missing after a tornado ripped through a town in northern texas. homes of been destroyed after going through cranberry. it is one of 10 tornados to hit texas overnight. >> one of the royal air force's most daring missions ever and marks 70 years since the lancaster bombers took off from a runway in eastern england headed for germany's industrial heartland and armed with a bouncing bonds. more than 1/3 of the men never
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returned and more than 1000 people were killed when the bombs hit the dams and flood the valley. in germany, it is known as the mona catastrophe. hitting one of the last surviving crewmen. they years ago tonight, took off nearly 10. several of them never returned. ofy set off on a series flight path to remember those that took part in the re. arguably, the most spectacular sights was flying over the reservoir. a place where the crew practices their skill. on today was johnny johnson. now and 1991, they flew around the targets deep in enemy territory 10 times before he was happy they were in the perfect position.
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>> will somebody get that ball out of here? to do it to me, properly. >> that was immortalized on film, and how the most daring mission destroy the dams in germany. they had to fly at 60 feet to drop a bouncing bomb. the last surviving pilot described how he felt when he would be attacking the dams. have more did was concern for the actual target. >> 53 were killed on the raid. the inventor of the bouncing
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mehimself. >> it was in no way at it was not in another way. but he was very sad. the rest of his life. >> there will be more flight path and the special service of the very place they flew from to remember extraordinary bravery and ingenuity seven decades ago. >> if we are remembering the heroes and the casualties of the second world war. he is known for his hair cut and high-end fashion as much as his football pitch. david beck and after two decades has decided to call it quits after a long and industrious career at the galaxy. patrick looks back.
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>>the global icon announced himself with a goal from the halfway line in 1996. wholeame a fledgling generation of manchester united players that will go on to make it big. he became known for his right foot and being seen in the right places. he met and married a spice girl, victoria adams. he was sent for a kick in argentina. many blamed when have -- many blamed him for it when england went out for penalties. he was part of the manchester united team and redemption came. took the team through to
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the 2002 world cup. he got the chance for more closure against argentina. this gave england the group's stage victory. him and his manager and didn't always get on. he left the club he always supported for spain and madrid. despite speculation, he never came back. world tried to guess his next move. few expected it would be to america and he was a global star. he started playing for the galaxy, coming back to turn out the no less. it was really only peres left and he signed his final contract earlier this year. he will be remembered as one of the best of his generation. given his fame, it is unlikely
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to be acquired return. >> and that is a lot of different haircuts. calling it quits. that brings the program to a close. you can carry on for updates around the world on the 24-hour news network. from all of us here at world news america, thank you for watching. >> funding is made possible by the free men foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank, and fidelity investments. >> your personal economy is made up of the things that matter most, including your career. as those things change, fidelity can help you readjust
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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: rain in the rose garden, as the president responded to questions from reporters about controversies on several fronts. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we talk with the white house communications director, jennifer palmieri about what the administration is doing to weather the political uproar. >> brown: and we get two takes on the president's management of the i.r.s. revelations and more and how all this might affect his broader second-term agenda. >> woodruff: then, with syria high on the agenda for mr. obama's meeting today with turkey's prime minister. margaret warner has our update on the conflict and renewed efforts to put an end to the bloodshed. >> brown: ray suarez explores how demographic shifts and biblical ideas of helping others are changing the ways evangelical christians view the

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